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RitzLondon 11-12-2012 03:46 PM

Garage Door Area
 
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hi,

I have 2 garage doors that have some gaps that I would like to close up and not have little bugs and critters come in and will also help keep some of the hot/cold air out.

Does anyone have recommendations to fill in the void? (Picture attached)

I thought about the foaming sealant but was afraid of the sticky mess.

Any thoughts? Cement repair or will that have a hard time sticking to the materials in the picture?

RitzLondon 11-13-2012 07:02 PM

http://www2.dupont.com/Caulk/en_US/p..._silicone.html

What about this product?

RitzLondon 11-17-2012 05:05 PM

anyone?????

cleveman 11-17-2012 08:53 PM

I don't see a gap there, I see some foam.

I guess the short little section of wall on top of the footing didn't come out far enough? So they extended the bottom plate and wall to where it needed to be, cantilevering over the concrete?

I guess what I would do is to cut a piece of concrete or concrete block or even brick to the size you need, then mortar it in there.

I think it will stay there. It will be sitting on the footing, so it should be ok. If the joint cracks, it will still stay where it is.

Bondo 11-19-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by cleveman (Post 1054731)
I don't see a gap there, I see some foam.

I guess the short little section of wall on top of the footing didn't come out far enough? So they extended the bottom plate and wall to where it needed to be, cantilevering over the concrete?

I guess what I would do is to cut a piece of concrete or concrete block or even brick to the size you need, then mortar it in there.

I think it will stay there. It will be sitting on the footing, so it should be ok. If the joint cracks, it will still stay where it is.

Ayuh,.... Or just dig out the foam, 'n pack some motor/ grout in there, 'n purtty it up....

alexandria101 11-29-2012 01:59 PM

Try using cement or gravel to seal off that end, i think it should work. Check it out here Alexandria Garage Door Company. Let me know what you think. Go to the repair page.

pwgsx 12-04-2012 02:39 PM

I foamed mine, let it dry and trimmed it flat.

RitzLondon 12-17-2012 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by pwgsx (Post 1066257)
I foamed mine, let it dry and trimmed it flat.


Which foam did you end up using?? Great Stuff?

If so, which one? http://greatstuff.dow.com/products/


Thank you very much!

RitzLondon 12-17-2012 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by alexandria101 (Post 1063099)
Try using cement or gravel to seal off that end, i think it should work. Check it out here Alexandria Garage Door Company. Let me know what you think. Go to the repair page.

I went to the repair page, what am I suppose to be looking at???


Thanks!

pwgsx 12-19-2012 02:24 PM

yep that stuff

GreenBoyz 12-26-2012 03:12 PM

I would remove the foam and use concrete. Best permanent solution.

Seattle2k 12-26-2012 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by RitzLondon (Post 1074524)
I went to the repair page, what am I suppose to be looking at???


Thanks!


It's probably just a shameless attempt to promote his garage door business. Though, if someone's recommending gravel as a proper fix, I would run away.

Windows on Wash 12-26-2012 07:17 PM

Foam works fine if it is not UV exposed.


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